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Specialized Fatboy

Specialized Fatboy

2017

Product Rating
 
3.5 stars
 (8 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2017 Specialized Fatboy

Skinny tires are for the road; Specialized’s Fatboy is for everything else. This lightweight aluminum frame is mated to a FACT carbon fork on 4.6-inch Ground Control tires that devour everything in your path. The super-wide aluminum rims give you stability and durability to roll through the most root-filled trail like it’s butter. With SRAM X7 drivetrain components providing slick shifting on all-day adventures or snowy cruises, you’ll be sure you get the push you need when speed’s what you’re after. And, you can bring it all back down to earthly limits thanks to the Tektro Gemini hydraulic disc brakes. Trail? Sand? Snow? The Fatboy owns it all.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Specialized M5 Aluminum, fully butted w/smooth welding, tapered head tube and seat tube, 100mm of travel, forged post mount 160mm disc drop outs, internal routing, forged bottom bracket shell, 197x12mm thru-axle rear
    Fork FACT carbon, tapered steerer, 150mm axle spacing
    Rims/Wheels Specialized 26" disc front, 21mm depth, 86mm internal width, 32h
    Hubs Specialized Stout XC
    Spokes Stainless, 14g, black
    Tires Specialized Ground Control Fat, 26 x 4.6, 2Bliss Ready
    Crankset RaceFace Aeffect Cinch
    Chainrings 28T
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X7
    Rear Cogs Sunrace, 10-speed, 11-42t
    Shifters SRAM X7
    Handlebars Double-butted alloy
    Tape/Grips Specialized Sip Grip
    Stem Specialized Stout, 3D-forged alloy
    Brakes Tektro Gemini, hydraulic disc, Front: 180mm; Rear: 160mm
    Saddle Body Geometry Henge Comp
    Seatpost Aluminum

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    3.5 stars

    (based on 8 reviews)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Stylish  (3)
    • Great Components  (2)
    • Lightweight  (2)
    • Light Weight 
    • Easy Hill Climbs 

    Cons

    • Handles Poorly  (2)
    • Brakes 
    • Too small 
    • Heavy 
    • Not easy to pedal 

    Best Uses

    • Casual Riding  (2)
    • Comfort 
    • Sand 
    • Sand Mud And Snow 
    • Room decoration 

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    4.0

    Opens up new horizons

    By Kaiyote

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Stylish
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort
      • Sand Mud And Snow

      Comments:

      This is a really, really well designed fatbike. The handlebars are perfect, and the ride confidence inspiring. I've ridden this in the sand, mud and snow. What a blast. I love my Merlin road bike but when I'm on my Fatboy I'm grinning from ear to ear.

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      5.0

      Fast, nimble, light, unstoppable.

      By Erik Ross

      from Owen Sound Ontario

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Comfortable Ride
      • Light Weight
      • Incredible Grip
      • Easy Hill Climbs
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trail
        • Snow
        • Sand
        • Shorter Rides

        Comments:

        I have a Salsa Mukluk 2, as well, that is my long distance bike. It has a more comfortable riding prosition, the Fatboy has a very aggressive cockpit. The control is incredible in corners and all hills. The tires have a grip that is twice that of their Surly counterparts. The bike is so light, I can keep pace with anyone on trail (and even on road, which I ride often) I packed this bike up and rode it both up and down the mountains in Iceland, where normal tires couldn't take you. The low scores given are not what I've experienced from my 4 years riding fat bikes. I'm quite willing to let anyone not only try them on the trail while I wait, but many people have borrowed them for the week. Everyone I've loaned the bike to either comes back on the trail laughing and smiling at the ridiculously fun ride, or brings my bike back after a week with a Fatty of their own. These bikes are an absolute blast to ride. No one whose actually ridden on has had a bad thing to say about them. I have a feeling these bad reviews are simply traditionalists hating anything new. I mean, saying the bike is child size? That doesn't even make sense... The handlebars on a Fatbike are typcially a few inches longer to account for the extra forces from the tires and the sizes are standard bike sizes.

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        5.0

        Excellent Handling

        By VeloMidest

        from Port Washington, WI

        About Me Intermediate

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

        • Brakes

        Best Uses

        • Fat Biking

        Comments:

        The first time I rode this bike, I was blown away by how much better it handled than the Surly Pugsley. Yeah, I know there are differences in the geometry but I prefered the Fat Boy because it handled so much like my MTB so I didn't have to worry about the wierd turning/leaning feel you get with the Pugs. It just felt predictable. The price is over $2k but with the light weight wheels, carbonfiber fork, wide tires, this bike rocked on dirt and in th ebitterly cold conditions of last Winter on the shores of Lake Michigan.

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        4.0

        Fatboy

        By solo

        from Denver

        About Me

        Comments:

        I've put on 250 miles so far and this bike climbs well. The negative reviews are inexperienced users. Ofcourse it will be noisy with tires that size. Love the bounce and workout you get. It's a great all road bike, not too fast but it's not a race. Sand, snow or mud, fantastic traction.

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        5.0

        Nice fatty

        By woody

        from winnipeg MB

        About Me

        Comments:

        I have owned and ridden many fat bikes this one is a light weight nibble bike the next generation of fat bike IMHO

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        3.0

        high price

        By Randy

        from Fontana, CA

        About Me

        Comments:

        I am writing this for the comments above yes this bike is not the greatest handling bike but it is also not a road race bike. Know what you want before buying any bike this is a cruiser, it is not designed for long climbs fast raceing or offroad crosscountry. For what it is it is a good CRUISING bike, however it is very expensive.

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        1.0

        don't waste your money

        By chop r me

        from ohio

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Great Components

        Cons

        • Handles Poorly
        • Child size
        • Poor handlebars
        • Too small
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding
        • Room decoration

        Comments:

        [...]bike came with no reflectors.is too small for an adult without changing handlebars.for the price paid,why have to spend more?bike is very noisey,does not ride like the best cruiser available.my friends are too big to ride this.

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        1.0

        not worth the price

        By gchopper

        from ohio

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Great Components

        Cons

        • Handles Poorly
        • Not easy to pedal

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding

        Comments:

        this is a child size bike,aimed for sale at the adult market.an adult cannot ride this bike without changing handlebars.the bike does not pedal easy.the bike is very noisey when pedaling.the seat is too wide.since it is special order only there is no way to test ride one of these.buyer beware.

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